David explains why over-stretching the muscles of the low back in forward bending can contribute to feeling lower back pain.
David explains why the anatomy of the hips affects our intention to stack the hips in triangle pose and how we can work with an idea of length and breath.
David breaks down the anatomy of kurmasana and supta kurmasana and explores techniques for evolving these challenging postures.
David summarizes recent research that suggests yoga practice can positively impact obesity and markers of metabolic syndrome.
David answers a question about how to work backbends with scoliosis. He shares some tips for focusing on the hip flexors to evolve your backbend.
David explains why having the heels lined up in revolved triangle and similar poses is not the only way to align the feet. It all depends on your intention.
David describes the anatomy of what is happening in bhujapidasana and explores techniques for evolving this challenging posture.
Researchers propose a model which suggests that yoga and other contemplative practices work by using specifically regulated breathing techniques (low respiration rate, long exhalations) which stimulate the vagal nerve, and in that way, positively affect the parasympathetic nervous system.
David explains why you should do both sides of a posture even if one side is more flexible than the other. He also shares a tip for binding ardha baddha padmottanasana.
David explains when it’s okay for us to place the knee in front of the ankle in poses like side angle. He also explains when the knee is most vulnerable.